To Err Is Human

Mistakes help us learn and evolve. No matter how it appears, harm caused by others’ mistakes is mostly unintended. We all do things with the idea of benefiting ourselves or our loved ones. If we find, in retrospect, that we took action without concern about the...

It’s Our Burden

Every slight, hurt or violation we cling to weighs upon our psyche. Independent of any objective assessment of our ‘rightness’ or someone else’s ‘wrongness’, we alone suffer from chaining ourselves to these burdens. Accumulated over years...

Forgiveness Is For You

Forgiving implies that it’s our prerogative to let someone off the hook. But the beauty of real forgiveness is that it lets us off the hook. Forgiveness releases us from the burden of believing we’ve been wronged. True forgiveness frees us from needing an...

At Life’s Edge

When confronted with a terminal diagnosis, it’s common for people to reevaluate their priorities for the remainder of their lives. Among the most frequently mentioned are embracing forgiveness, making amends and expressing appreciation and love to others. The...

The Logic of Forgiveness

It’s easy in hindsight to see how things could have turned out better. But hypotheticals fail to take into account the many factors involved, over which we have little control, such as emotional states, blind spots and a lack of adequate information....

Tool #6

Tool #6 – Forgiveness Well-being requires that we move through the emotions that block the free-flow of energy. As soon as we notice something troubling us, it’s important to honestly acknowledge our feelings about it and then let it go. Forgiving those...